I visited my doctor this week and was totally shocked by what I found out. After thinking about it for awhile, I decided that I can’t be the only one out there! So I decided to share my journey with everyone in hopes of helping someone else.
To make a long story short…I’ve lost 70 lbs over the course of 1.5 years and I feel great now. I have a very busy life and I couldn’t imagine doing it with the weight on. How I got to 70+ lbs was a result of an illness that finally came to an end about 5 years ago. But what didn’t leave was the weight I had gained due to being sick and the medication.
Fast forward to my second pregnancy and a horrible case of Hyperemesis and my 30th approaching. So I decided that I was going to turn 30 looking and feeling my best. At the same time I had a friend who went gluten free and started telling me about it. I noticed I had a lot of the same symptoms and decided to go gluten free for 3 months. It was during that time that I really paid attention to what I was eating searching for gluten and I stopped eating out. Well I started getting really healthy and since I’ve lost 70 lbs since the birth of second son, and 90 lbs since the peek of my weight gain. I want to point out that I didn’t lose weight because I went gluten free. I lost it because I drastically changed my eating habits and paid a lot of attention to every little thing I ate.
Anyways I figured with a very healthy BMI, and feeling great I was set. I decided to contact my doctor to do double check since I had hit the big 3-0. I was sure that my once high cholesterol was down at a healthy level and I was good to go with a healthy long life. But I was wrong. My cholesterol was at an astonishing 156!
I couldn’t believe it! For someone who doesn’t eat bad, is active, and limits my red meat intake I was blown away! Now that being said, I HATE medication. So I asked my doctor what I needed to do to manage it without the pills and she said I need to lose another 10-12 lbs. The problem is I can’t imagine eating any healthier (minus my obsession with dark chocolate), and I’m pretty active, and don’t have much time to really hit the gym.
I was telling a friend of mine who recently lost 60 lbs. about my cholesterol and we talked about her system and how it’s been known to drop cholesterol levels and it’s easy to do for someone as busy as me. So I decided to take her 90 day challenge (she’s got another 10 to drop too) and share the experience with you!
I hope you’ll join me in my journey to get healthy once and for all! I’ll occasionally blog how it’s going on our health and beauty section and I opened a topic under the discussions section just in case you have any questions. In 90 days I’ll tell you what my cholesterol is at and how much more weight I’ve lost. They say heart disease is the number killer of women–and I refuse to be a statistic.